Friday, September 27, 2013

Christmas 2012 Rewind

It's time to start thinking about Christmas cards... Here are all the Christmas cards that I made last year! Keep in mind... These are some of the first cards that I made.....

Looove the use of holographic paper. I still have a bunch, but I'm too scared to use it! lol. I don't want to waste it. Embossing it gave such an awesome effect.

Simple and so pretty. I should use my letter stickers more often!

Love the 3D on this card! I should make some of these again this year

I got this pattern from a cross stitch book. I vaguely used their idea for how to attach it to the card. I quite liked this one.

This card was inspired by a card I saw in Papercraft magazine. I loooove it! It spurred me into buying about four trillion brads. This is one of my favourite cards I've ever made.

I'm not a huge fan of how I laid this card out, it's overly simple... But....

... I love the cross stitch design. It was a lot more tedious than it looks. It's got tons of different cream coloured floss in it. It's just beautiful.

This is another one of my favourite cards that I've ever made. The design is from the same cross stitch book as the Santa above. I slightly altered their suggestion on how to mount it on the card. The cardstock I had worked so well!

This idea is also from Papercraft magazine. The two green presents are attached by foam dots. The finish on this card isn't super nice, but I love the sketch.

Now for the terrible pics taken with my iPad.....

The card on the left has a wreath made out of many circles punched from patterned paper. The card on the right is very simple, I just used 3D stickers for the snowflakes. Super quick!

This card was... A disaster... lol... I ended up giving it to my 18 month old niece..... The idea was better in my head.... Now I know, sketch on paper first, glue/stamp/punch second!

Ahhh a little bit of redemption. I saw this sketch on a gallery online. To make the holly, I just cut out some rectangles and used a small circle punch to make the curves.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Purple Ombre Large Scalloped Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card that I made a while ago for someone's birthday.

I've seen this type of card sketch a lot. I first saw it in a card making book that I have, and I see it pop up often on other blogs, galleries, pinterest, etc. I've always thought it was a pretty sketch, so I wanted to give it a try!

I tediously cut out about a zillion strips of large scalloped cardstock using a die from MFT and my Cuttlebug.

I used the nifty lines on my cutting mat to make sure that each strip was placed 1/4 inch above the previous one. I just eyeballed them to make them off set. Below you can see the reverse side of the card, after I had glued all the layers but before I trimmed the edges.

Here is the front of the card after trimming the edges.

On the inside I used a stamp from MFT. I love this sentiment!

I struggled a bit with the front of the card. I didn't want to make the card look too overwhelming. I kept it pretty simple. I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the same MFT stamp set. I stamped it onto a small square of the lightest purple cardstock, and then rounded the edges. I attached it to the card with foam glue.

I used liquid pearls for a last touch on the card, here is a close up!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Two Simple Cards with Wplus9 "Fresh Cut Florals"

Once I saw the teaser for Wplus9's "Fresh Cut Florals" stamp set I knew I needed it!

I've had it for a while, but finally had some time to play with it a couple weeks ago. I made two simple birthday cards using the same techniques.

I stamped a sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock, then cut a piece of post it note to cover the sentiment. Then I started stamping the base of the flowers

After stamping the flower bases, I added the leaves, and then I stamped the top layers to add dimension to the flowers and leaves.

I took of the mask, and stuck the stamped image onto a neon pink card base. Viola! A sharp looking birthday card. By the way, the sentiment here is also from fresh cut florals.

I had so much fun making the previous card that I wanted to do it again! I used the same masking technique, but this time with a larger stamp from Penny Black's "Sweet Wishes".

I placed the stamped card front onto a kraft card base.

For the previous card, I left the inside blank, but for this card I stamped balloons and another sentiment also from sweet wishes. I really like Wplus9's stamp sets. They turn out really crisp. I've got my eye on a bunch of wPlus9's "two step" stamp sets...